Monks and ethnic Rakhine protesters take part in a demonstration against a government push to speed up the citizenship verification process for the stateless Rohingya minority in Sittwe township, Rakhine state, on March 19, 2017

UN Special Rapporteur: ‘Myanmar must show restraint’

UN Special Rapporteur: 'Myanmar must show restraint' Monks and ethnic Rakhine protesters take part in a demonstration against a government push to speed up the citizenship verification process for the stateless Rohingya minority in...
Myanmar leader says resolution for the investigation is ‘not in keeping with what is happening on the ground’

Aung San Suu Kyi rejects UN inquiry into crimes against Rohingya

Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected a decision by the UN’s rights council to investigate allegations of crimes by Myanmar’s security forces against minority Rohingya Muslims. The UN body agreed in March to dispatch a...
A Myanmar border police officer stands guard at the fence dividing Maungdaw Township in Rakhine State from Bangladesh.

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to consider sealing border if new crisis erupts

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to consider closing their shared border if there was a repeat of the recent Rohingya refugee crisis, a Dhaka newspaper has reported. The decision was announced on April 6 at...

Government building 1,500 housing units for Rohingya refugees, but only 177 are back

About 500 units have already been completed, 773 are under construction and 250 are awaiting financial coverage. The Indian government will finance 250. Repatriation, which should have started in January 2018, has raised concerns...

Myanmar commission calls for evidence of Rohingya abuse

But many Rohingya and members of the international community view the internal probe as a sham Myanmar commission calls for evidence of Rohingya abuse Myanmar police escort Rohingya Muslims back to their camp in...
The final report was submitted after a second investigation trip to the villages in northern and southern Maungtaw in November last year

Maungtaw-Rathedaung probe committee submits final report

The October 9 Maungtaw-Rathedaung Bengali violence investigation committee submitted its final report on Tuesday, the sixth day of the fourth Rakhine State Hluttaw session. The final report was submitted after a second investigation trip to...
JWG meeting on Rohingya repatriation Tuesday

JWG meeting on Rohingya repatriation Tuesday

    Bangladesh and Myanmar are expected to sit for a meeting on Tuesday over repatriating the first batch of Rohingya refugees. According to officials, the two countries to discuss the Rohingya repatriation issues as there is...
Urgent Assistance Needed in Myanmar as Children 'Waste Away' - Cash-Strapped WFP

Urgent Assistance Needed in Myanmar as Children ‘Waste Away’ – Cash-Strapped WFP

A United Nations report has warned that more than 80,000 children under the age of five, living in western Myanmar, are in need of urgent treatment for acute malnutrition over the next 12 months. The...
Thaw Parka acts as spokesman for Ma Ba Tha, a Buddhist nationalist group. He's also abbot of ZayTaWon DammarYone Monastery.

Rohingya crisis: ‘It’s not genocide,’ say Myanmar’s hardline monks

  The monks, clad in vermillion robes and flip flops, line up from old to young to receive a meal in their alms bowls -- rice, vegetables, cookies -- all donated by local villagers. It's a...
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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi calls for best path to democracy at forum

NAYPYITAW (Kyodo) -- The Myanmar government on Friday organized a forum on transition to democracy, with its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, calling for "practical" ways to steer the country along the challenging path...
A member of the party establishing committee Myo Kyaw said: “We have chosen Kyaw Myint as a party leader

New Arakan political party chooses two leaders

The new political party of the Rakhine ethnicities, Arakan League for Democracy (ALD), has chosen two leaders and has drawn the constitution, rules and policy based on the former party which was dissolved in...

Myanmar in dialogue, not in action on Rohingya issues: PM

  Prime minister Sheikh Haisna on Sunday said her government is in dialogue with Myanmar over the Rohingya issues, but the Myanmar government still remains in a complete inactivity mode. ‘We are having dialogues with Myanmar...

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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

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31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

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Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...